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President Ilham Aliyev congratulates his Maltese counterpart

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 20:42
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to his Maltese counterpart George Vella on the occasion of Independence Day of the Republic of Malta APA reports citing Presidential pressservice
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Novruz Mammadov meets with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 20:05
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov has met with the delegation led by the Li Zhanshu Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress of China APA reports citing the Cabinet of Ministers
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Armenian court turns down request to release expresident Kocharyan from pretrial custody on bail

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 19:36
A first instance court in Yerevan has turned down today a request for the release of expresident Robert Kocharyan from pretrial custody arkaam reports
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British officials Azerbaijan will continue to make an important contribution to European energy security

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 19:09
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of Board of Trade of UK Elizabeth Truss and the Minister for Europe and Americas Christopher Pincher have sent a letter to the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Contract of the Century APA reports citing the British Embassy to Baku
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Photo exhibition highlighting Azerbaijans multicultural values opened at Baku Seaside Boulevard

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 18:24
A photo exhibition highlighting Azerbaijans multicultural values has today opened at Baku Seaside Boulevard AzerTag reports
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Azerbaijan improves railroad safety guarantees

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 18:18
Overhaul on the GanjaBoyuk Kasik railway route necessitated the reconstruction of other structures and mechanisms as well as individual economic plots included in this line Trend reports referring to Azerbaijan Railways CJSC
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IMF Azerbaijans nonoil GDP to increase by 28 next year

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:27
The expansion rate of GDP is forecasted to stand at 21 in 2020 in Azerbaijan APA reports citing the reports by the IMF
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Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 15:38
Twitter said Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as progovernment propaganda including in places like the United Arab Emirates China and Spain AFP reported
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If NATO strikes Kaliningrad, Russia will seize Baltic in 48 hours / Russia - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 15:19
Russia will not wait for the United States to launch an attack on the Kaliningrad enclave. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have preventive measures not to let this happen, military expert Mikhail Alexandrov believes.US Air Force Operations Commander in Europe, General Jeffrey Harrigian, said that the United States had a plan to break through air defense of Russia's Kaliningrad enclave in Europe. According to The National Interest, a B-52 bomber of the US Air Force practiced an attack on the Kaliningrad region in March of this year. Does Russia have similar plans?Mikhail Alexandrov, a leading expert at the Center for Military-Political Studies at MGIMO, Doctor of Political Sciences, told Pravda.Ru that "Russia is not going to sit and wait for them to break though Russia's air defenses." "The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia do not think with such notions. One can break through air defenses only as a result of a massive attack operation. This can be done by concentrating aviation into massive fire support. "As soon as we can see the concentration of American aircraft on airfields in Europe - they cannot reach us in any other way - we will simply destroy those airfields by launching our medium-range ballistic missiles at those targets. Afterwards, our troops will go on offensive in the Baltic direction and take control of the entire Baltic territory within 48 hours. NATO won't even have time to come to its senses - they will see a very powerful military buildup on the borders with Poland. Then they will have to think whether they should continue the war. As a result, all this will end with NATO losing the Baltic States," Mikhail Alexandrov told Pravda.Ru describing one of the scenarios for a possible development of events in case of Russia's response to NATO aggression. Another variant for the breakthrough of the missile defense system in Kaliningrad provides for a massive cruise missile attack on the Russian territory. According to the expert, Russia has cruise and ballistic missiles that it can launch on the territory of the United States."If the Americans launch a missile attack on Kaliningrad, then we will strike, say, Seattle, where largest US aircraft factories are located. Having destroyed those factories we will deprive the Americans of the possibility to build their aircraft. They will no longer be able to build up their fleet of military aircraft," said Mikhail Alexandrov.Russia has efficient air defense systems to intercept cruise missiles. If it goes about a ballistic missile strike, the expert reminded that Russia has a missile defense area in Moscow that can intercept at least 100 missiles and maybe even more, since there are no restrictions associated with the ABM Treaty.
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Azerbaijani Defense Ministry holds board meeting

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 15:15
Azerbaijans Defense Ministry held a meeting of the Board Session upon the completion of the largescale operationaltactical exercises conducted in accordance with the plan approved by Supreme CommanderinChief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev
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Azerbaijan Hungary hail strategic partnership

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 15:03
Azerbaijans Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó as part of his working visit to the country
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Demand for Azerbaijani Central Banks notes exceeds supply

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 14:45
Baku Stock Exchange BSE held an auction for placement of shortterm notes of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan CBA worth 30 million manats with a maturity of 84 days Trend reports referring to BSE
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Azerbaijans Azericard to provide contactless payment services to customers

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 14:16
In the coming months Azerbaijans Azericard payment system will provide contactless payment services to the customers Farid Guliyev director general of Azericard LLC said at the second session of the 9th International Caspian Energy Forum Trend reports Sept 20
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Russian Foreign Ministry awards Azerbaijani deputy FM

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 13:54
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov on the occasion of his 60th birthday was awarded the badge of the Russian Foreign Ministry For contribution to international cooperation Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
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Hungarian PM to visit Azerbaijan

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 13:28
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will visit Azerbaijan in midOctober Hungarys Ambassador to Azerbaijan Viktor Szederkenyi told Trend
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Azerbaijani judokas to contest medals at Tashkent Grand Prix 2019

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:59
Azerbaijani judokas will vie for medals at the Judo Grand Prix to be held in Tashkent Uzbekistan on September 2022
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OIC expresses concern over statement made by Armenian PM in occupied Azerbaijani territories

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:37
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC Dr Yousef A AlOthaimeen has expressed deep concern over the statement Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made during his visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan on August 5 the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told NewsAz
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China to start construction of tire factory in Azerbaijan

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:24
There are plans to begin construction of a tire factory in Azerbaijan in early 2020 Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev told reporters on the sidelines of AzerbaijaniChinese business forum Trend reports
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Azerbaijan to increase export potential of cargo transportation to global markets

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:18
Azerbaijan intends to significantly increase the cargo transportation potential along the TransCaspian corridor including the BakuTbilisiKars railway line Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev told reporters Trend reports
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ACG celebrates 25th year of its journey to success

News.Az - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:00
The AzeriChiragGunashli ACG partnership today celebrated the 25th anniversary of the ACG production sharing agreement signed on 20 September 1994 between the Government of Azerbaijan and eleven international companies representing eight countries according to SOCAR
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